The Nintendo 3DS has been out since Sunday in the US, and first-day sales are looking very good for Nintendo. According to the company, "US day-one sales numbers for Nintendo 3DS were the highest of any Nintendo handheld system in our history." While no specific figures were given, this statement means the 3DS outsold the original DS, the DS Lite and the DSi, which is pretty amazing, given the amount of hype and interest there was in those systems. Nintendo also addressed the reports that the device is having technical problems, saying: "The number of calls and emails received by our customer support center is well below the rate experienced during past hardware launches, and there are no widespread issues." If you're having technical issues with your 3DS, Nintendo says you should to visit their support website or call its help line at 800-255-3700. Have you guys been able to find the 3DS on store shelves?
That's pretty impressive, esp. considering so few people consider Sunday a launch day for anything in the electronics market. Most are geared to pick up new stuff on a Tuesday or Wednesday shipping schedule.
I dunno, I think Nintendo goes with sunday for a reason. It's a more "family-oriented" launch day. Mom and/or dad are free to pick up the platform and help little Billy figure it all out. Or something.
How out of the loop are you guys? Have you not heard that Nintendo had around 1.6 million units for launch here in NA? Some of you need to read neogaf a little more. Nintendo was prepared to squash scalpers this round. How about a golf clap for Nintendo for their mighty onslaught of 3DSes?